This Green Bean Casserole is a healthier, dairy-free version, and as creamy and comforting as the original. I love serving this ultimate comforting dish during Thanksgiving, Christmas and for winter gatherings. Sauteeing the garlic and onions alone creates a pleasant aroma of warmth in your home, and makes you feel just so cozy…
The luscious creamy sauce in this dish is what makes this dish so wonderful. It’s a low fat and dairy-free using almond milk, vegetable broth, and herbs; fusing the meaty portobello mushrooms with beautiful earthy layers of flavor. Adding a little cornstarch to turn it into a thicker sauce.
Once the string beans are steamed, we coat them with this delicious sauce, top them with lightly oiled panko breadcrumbs, sliced almonds and instead of those fried onions they sell at the store….we use caramelized shallots for the ultimate, healthier crispy top.
Serve this dish hot; nice and bubbly….you have so many textures and layers of flavors. I love serving these with Mashed Cauliflower (add link), Cranberry sauce, and some Roasted Butternut Squash… and I call this a delicious, warming meal that will nourish your body and soul, leaving you satisfied without the guilt or heaviness when finished with a comforting winter/holiday meal.
Green beans offer a whopping dose of vitamins like A, C, K, B6, and folic acid, a high dose of fiber, and minerals like calcium, silicon, iron, manganese, potassium, and copper.
Mushrooms are so great to add to your diet, as they are known to boost the immune system and ward your body from cancer and other diseases. Garlic, shallots, and thyme are immune boosters, offering antibacterial properties, which makes this dish so great for winter. Top them with the crunchy almonds for some heart-healthy protein rich crunch, and you have yourself a beautiful, health supporting, comforting dish that will please your entire family/dinner party.
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